Nishio was born in Aomori Prefecture of Japan in He joined Aikikai Hombu Dojo in and began to teach around Skills gained from them he managed to smoothly merge into his own specific aikido style where all techniques can be performed with the wooden sword bokken in hand as well as without weapons, and his weapon systems has few similarities to the more common system that derives from Morihiro Saito. He held the title of an Aikikai shihan and also created a new school of Iaido with forms from aikido, called Aiki Toho Iaido or Nishio-ryu Iai. In Nishio received the Budo Kyoryusho award from Japanese Budo Federation for his lifetime contribution to development and worldwide propagation of aikido. He died in March aged
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Shoji Nishio was born in the Aomori Prefecture in Aikido was his favorite but not the only one. Learned Jodo, Jojutsu and Sojutsu. His main idea was to make the same techniques work with and without weapons.
Despite creating his own styles, he was loyal to Aikikai until the end. Shoji Nishio cared much about the effectiveness of the techniques and used a lot of Atemi because of that.
Sensei was teaching in Europe, America, France, Germany and his home country of course. When Sensei was a teenager he got an official job in the Ministry of Finance. He managed to keep it till and that fact looks crazy considering all the life achievements he collected. In he published a book named Aikido — Yuruso Budo where he explains the principles of non-aggression and in received the award from the Japanese Budo Federation for his lifetime contribution to the development and worldwide propagation of Aikido.
Some of them created a separated school named in honor of their teacher, Nishio Budo. Enjoy the interviews taken with Shoji Nishio at AikidoJournal. You can also join his fan group on Facebook. Skip to content. Senseis History Randori Contact.
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